For most people with disabilities in developing countries, education is merely a dream. Less than 10% of children with disabilities go to primary school, and only a small fraction of those go on to higher education. Huzaifa, a polio survivor, could have easily been one of those statistics. Instead, he beat the odds by competing for admission in the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM). Years of dedication and struggle paid off when Huzaifa was accepted to IIM; however, he now faced another major obstacle: paying for tuition.
Located in Ahmedabad, India; IIM is the country’s finest business school with one of the top business programs in the entire Asia-Pacific region. The prestige of the school comes with a hefty price tag–one that is nearly impossible for someone in Huzaifa’s position to pay. Huzaifa contacted EquallyAble for help. He explained his predicament and asked for financial assistance. EquallyAble recognized his passion for learning and his vision for the future, and paid the initial installment of his tuition to secure his admission to IIM. EquallyAble made a huge difference in Huzaifa’s life much like it had on the lives of Anil and Nawaz.
Huzaifa could have easily been another statistic, another reminder of how difficult it is for those with disabilities to make a life for themselves; yet he overcame his obstacles with the help of EquallyAble and today, his life is changed forever. Huzaifa is well on the road to fulfilling his dreams—and it’s all thanks to your support.